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Google Ransomware Map

Google Ransomware Map

Did you know? Every 40 seconds, a business is targeted with a ransomware attack!


Google Maps Ransomware War Map



Google Maps displays ransomware attacks against medical, educational and governmental organizations as reported across the US with the Ransomware War Map. This map provides users with the name and industry type of the attacked organization, the location of where the event took place, in addition to the date and time the incident occurred. Also provided with the map is information on whether a ransom was paid to the attacker in the aftermath as well as a link to the full story for those who want to learn more about the attack.

What is Ransomware?

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) defines ransomware as, “a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to deny access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid.” Ransomware has become one of the biggest challenges for security analysts today and is currently one of the most dangerous malware attack platforms actively in use on a global scale. Recovering files has become very difficult resulting in some organizations having to pay the ransom to recover files with no guarantee of regaining access.

How can you protect your organization in addition to utilizing this map?

VPLS offers a full breadth of Managed Security Services to protect your organization. Whether that be in the form of a total Manged SIEM Solution or employee training to become human firewalls, we are ready to protect your organization from the inevitable malware attack, so contact us today!



Kevin Romo